Tuesday, 28 July 2015

My Nails, Mid June 2014 - December 2014 Part 2

My Nails, January 2014 - Mid June 2014 Part 1

Christmas Day Nails - 28 Dec 2014

28 December 2014 

Well this is the last post for 2014.  I have finally caught up with my 2014 blog posts YAY.

These nails I did for Christmas Day 2014.  Glitter, red, and snowflakes, what else says "...It's Christmas..."?

Frozen Nails - 17 Dec 2014

17 December 2014

My Frozen Nails.

I lovvvved these.  A blue and white gradient with glitter and lots and lots of snowflake nail decals.  Love love love.

Shame I don't have any more photos. 

Xmas Nail Sticker - 15 Dec 2014

15 December 2014

Not sure which deep red I used here or which green for the accent nail.  But on the accent nail I used a self adhesive nail sticker.  The whole manicure came out really well and truly christmassy.

Thurnderbird Red and Decals - 4 Dec 2014

4 December 2014

Ok Into December 2014 Now!
Well Christmas was nearing, again all too quickly. Still no shopping done or presents bought or wrapped.

But my nails were done LOL.

Full Nail Decal Skittlette - 20 Nov 2014

20 November 2014

Photo taken a few days later, as you can see, tip wear.  It comes with the job, working in a school.
But it did look good on fresh!  I used full nail decal stickers that I have had for a good few years. 

I used the full nail decals (or wraps as some call them) here.  I knew it wasn't going to be easy, but having used decals so many times recently, I knew what I had to do and these were indeed a cinch to apply.

I only used two out of the 12 decals on this sheet, they are so very long. Waste not want not?  or am I just a frugal user?

Feather Accent - 17 Nov 2014

17 November 2014

Loved this then and now.  Love the blue and the accent nail with the white base.
Simple easy nail art.

Chocolate Mint and Decals - 13 Nov 2014

13 November 2014

Again not good photo - what on earth happened to my photography skills (not that they were good, but much better than this) shocking!  :)
I used Hot for Chocolate by Revlon and For Audrey by China Glaze.  Ooh what are those flowers?  Oh yes, they are water decals from AliExpress.

Swirl Nail Art Skittlette - 11 Nov 2014

11 November 2014 

A royal blue skittlette here.  It looks very messy, but this was my first time doing this technique.

I did not let the first white base on the swirls dry thoroughly, so when I added another white coat with blue and dragged it, it dragged the base coat too.  I know how to do it next time!
 I used Lavender Cloud by Sally Hansen and Royal by Revlon

Remembrance Day Skittlette Nails 4 Nov 2014

4 November 2014

Not a very good photo I'm afraid.  But these looked so good IRL, if I do say so myself.
Not sure which red I used, but the two accent nail base colour is OPI My Vampire is Buff and the pinkie glitter is LA Girl Sandblast - Sands of Time.
The poppy nail art is done with acrylic paints.

Water Decals and Dry Brush Technique

 25 October 2014 

Ok, not so happy with this at all.  It looked better in my head than on my nails. 

But I tried the dry brush technique here with some water decals as bought from AliExpress.

I wish I had just done one plain colour on the thumb, pointer and little finger. Never mind ....

Stormy Mermaid Spots!

20 October 2014

The title, a play on words - from the polishes that I used.

Negative Space and Decals

13 October 2014

Right I have updated my blog to July 2014.
I did do my nails in September, but, I don't know what happened to all the photos :(  I am sure I took them, I just can't find any.

So I am straight into October.

Here sporting very quickly done negative space nails topped off with some nail decals. Can't remember the polish used either!  But looking at them I think it may have been ASOS Ciate Paint - Lauren - blue. I tend to use this one a lot.

Not really happy with these but posting anyway.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Blue Porcelain Decals - 19 August 2014

19 August 2010

I loved how this turned out.  I used the blue porcelain decals from my big haul here from AliExpress.  Simple, effective and elegant?

Rose Fail - 1 August 2014

1 August 2014

A big fail here.  Although I love the colours, the roses were a BIG FAIL here!  I normally do my nail art with acrylic paint, only sometimes do I use the polish itself. 

Here I did use the nail polish and they just did not turn out right.  To top it all, when I applied the top coat, it all smeared.

Pink Gradient and Flower Decal - 27 July 2014

27 July 2014

I love doing gradient manicures.  I do try not to make too much of a mess when sponging, but still I don't like the clean up afterwards.

Anyway, isn't this one a beauty?  I think so :)  Really delicate with the pink blossom decals (which by the way I love - from AliExpress, haul I blogged about here).

Love it.

Rose Decal Skittlette - 14 July 2014

14 July 2014

My favourite way to dress nails when in a hurry or not - water decals (from AliExpress). So quick and easy.

OPI Nail Envy as base coat and Seche Vite top coat.

Royal Blue Floral - 8 July 2014

8 July 2014

Another floral manicure.  I loved how this turned out. I got this idea from someone on IG, I am sorry I can't remember as it was over a year ago! :( 
But if you know who you are please do tell and I will give credit.

 I may have to re-create this, maybe in another colour and see how that turns out.

Products used + acrylic paint, OPI Nail Envy and Seche Vite not shown.

Orange Rose Skittlette

3 July 2014

Shortened and re-shaped nails.
3 July, my youngest turned 11 today. So these nails were to celebrate his birthday and mine in two days time.
I really liked how these turned out.  Could have possibly done another coat on the thumb and pointer but hey-ho. :)

A close up of my hand-drawn roses.

 Another arty pose :)

Products used, including OPI Nail Envy as base and Seche Vite top coat not shown here.